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Erick Becomes Major Cat3 Hurricane Far East-Southeast of Hawai`i

Hurricane Erick is centered as of 5 a.m. HST (11 a.m. EDT) over the Central Pacific Ocean about 920 miles (1485 km) east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. It’s moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest at a slightly slower forward speed is expected later today. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. …

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Erick becomes a Hurricane and heads into the Central Pacific

At 5:00 PM HST the center of Hurricane Erick was located 1110 miles ESE of Hilo. Erick is moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h). A west-northwest course at a slower forward speed is expected to begin on Tuesday and continue through Thursday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Some …

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Depression Six-E becomes Tropical Storm Erick

Satellite ocean surface wind data indicate that Tropical Depression Six-E has become Tropical Storm Erick with winds near 40 mph (65 km/h). Tropical-storm-force winds extend about 20 miles (30 km) to the east of the center. Erick is centered tonight over the eastern North Pacific Ocean about 2055 miles (3305 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii. It’s moving toward the west …

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Tropical Cyclone Barbara Weakening, Residents Should Remain Vigilant

Tropical Cyclone Barbara has significantly degenerated and is no longer classified as a tropical cyclone – but residents and visitors are reminded to remain vigilant through the weekend and during this hurricane season. The National Weather Service in Honolulu reported that Maui County could still receive 3 to 5 inches of rain with potential for localized flooding beginning late Sunday …

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Tropical Cyclone Barbara to Dissipate but Winds, Rain Still Expected

Maui County residents and visitors should be prepared for potential flash flooding and high surf as Tropical Cyclone Barbara approaches the islands over the weekend. Affects from the storm are expected to begin Sunday evening and last until the middle of next week. Residents should prepare their household by making an emergency kit, creating a plan and staying informed. Residents …

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Hurricane Barbara Gradually Weakening Over Open Waters

Hurricane Barbara is centered as of 5 a.m. HST (11 a.m. EDT) over the far eastern North Pacific Ocean about 1670 miles (2685 km) east of Hilo. Hawaii. It’s moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). There are no coastal watches or warning in effect. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher …

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Barbara has begun to weaken but still a powerful Category 4 Hurricane

Hurricane Barbara is centered over the far eastern North Pacific Ocean about 1255 miles (2020 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and about 1925 miles (3095 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii. It’s moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 4 …

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Barbara intensified rapidly to a Cat 4 Hurricane, could strengthen a little more

Hurricane Barbara is centered as of 8 a.m. PDT about 1080 miles (1740 km) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It’s moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). Satellite data indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane …

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